Parentage vs Breeding - What's the difference?

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Parentage is a related term of breeding.


As nouns the difference between parentage and breeding

is that parentage is of or pertaining to one's parents, and in particular, the legitimacy of one's birth while breeding is the process through which propagation, growth or development occurs.

As an adjective breeding is

of, relating to or used for breeding.

As a verb breeding is

.

parentage

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Of or pertaining to one's parents, and in particular, the legitimacy of one's birth.
  • The social quality of your class in society.
  • * 1608 , Shakespeare, Pericles , Act 5, Scene 1:
  • My fortunes -- parentage -- good parentage -- To equal mine! -- was it not thus? What say you?
  • origin; derivation
  • breeding

    Noun

    (-)
  • The process through which propagation, growth or development occurs.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= David Van Tassel], [http://www.americanscientist.org/authors/detail/lee-dehaan Lee DeHaan
  • , title= Wild Plants to the Rescue , volume=101, issue=3, page=222, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Plant breeding is always a numbers game.
  • The act of insemination by natural or artificial means.
  • The act of copulation in animals.
  • The good manners regarded as characteristic of the aristocracy and conferred by heredity.
  • Nurture; education; formation of manners.
  • * Shakespeare
  • She had her breeding at my father's charge.
  • Descent; pedigree; extraction.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Honest gentlemen, I know not your breeding .
  • (gay slang) Ejaculation inside the rectum during bareback anal sex, usually applied to gay pornography.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Of, relating to or used for breeding.
  • Your toothbrush is a breeding ground for bacteria.

    Derived terms

    * breeding ground

    Verb

    (head)
  • Through genetic manipulation and harsh training, I am breeding a species of super-dogs to take over the world.

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